Million and billion-dollar businesses that started as side hustles
Global businesses that had the humblest of beginnings
There are lots of reasons one may decide to pursue a side hustle. Making a bit of extra cash, for example, or feeling the satisfaction of creating something, are often cited by people as reasons for deciding to have a side project.
Becoming a millionaire, or even billionaire, however, is not often on the list of reasons. Yet some of the world's biggest and best-known companies began as side hustles.
From being built out of a garage to occupying the sidelines while their creators pursued full-time jobs, each of the businesses in this gallery began as a side project. Click on to find out more.